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Alumnae set to speak at Women’s Leadership Gatherings

Posted on March 3, 2015 by

Mary Alex Senn Kopp ’11, who majored in Visual Art and now serves as Tourism and Events Coordinator for the City of Newberry, S.C., spoke Tuesday at the first of several Women’s Leadership Gatherings celebrating Women’s History Month. “Being a woman in leadership means being strong and capable,” she told her audience in the Living […]

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Third Annual Girardeau Lectures set for March 11-12

Posted on March 2, 2015 by

Erskine Theological Seminary and First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C., will welcome the Rev. Leon Brown as speaker for the Third Annual John L. Girardeau Lectures March 11-12. The Rev. Leon Brown is pastor of Crown and Joy Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Richmond, Virginia and recently published Words in Season: On Sharing the Hope that is […]

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Posted on February 27, 2015 by

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Context for Erskine’s Statement on Human Sexuality

Posted on February 27, 2015 by

The recent coverage of Erskine’s Statement on Human Sexuality has generated considerable confusion based on an inaccurate understanding of the nature of the statement and its intent. This statement describes a position. It does not prescribe a policy and does not ‘ban’ any individual or class of individuals from attending Erskine. No students have been asked to leave […]

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Erskine College announces top scholarship winners

Posted on February 24, 2015 by

The winners of two Presidential Scholarships and two Solomon Scholarships have been selected at Erskine College. The recipients of Erskine’s most prestigious scholarships, chosen from among 30 finalists interviewed on the Erskine campus Feb. 6-7, were notified during surprise visits to their schools Feb. 18 and 23. Yami Alebachew, an Ethiopian student who resides in […]

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Seniors try on ‘graduation’ for size

Posted on February 20, 2015 by

Erskine College seniors attended a graduation fair in the Bell Conference Room of Watkins Student Center Wednesday, checking out regalia and class rings as the countdown to commencement day begins for the Class of 2015. Representatives from a company supplying caps and gowns for rent or purchase were joined by staff members from several campus […]

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Historian suggests ‘Why History Matters’ at 2015 Stukes Lecture

Posted on February 18, 2015 by

“The alternative to historical understanding is a kind of sleepwalking through life,” award-winning author and historian Brad S. Gregory told his Erskine audience at the 29th Annual Joseph T. Stukes Lecture Feb. 12. Gregory, who serves as professor of history and Dorothy G. Griffin Collegiate Chair at the University of Notre Dame, spoke about “Why […]

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Erskine community gathers for Covenant Renewal Service

Posted on February 16, 2015 by

Erskine’s fourth annual Covenant Renewal Service, held in Bowie Chapel Feb. 11, was attended by members of the college and seminary faculty, staff, and student body as well as members of the Due West community. The Rev. Paul Patrick, who serves as campus chaplain, preached on “The Way of Covenant Renewal,” taking selections from Nehemiah […]

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Speaker cites dangers of ‘A Jaded and Disconnected Generation’

Posted on February 4, 2015 by

Dr. Carl Ellis drew parallels between the failures of the ancient Israelites and some of the weaknesses in church and society today when he spoke at Erskine’s Black History Month convocation Tuesday. Taking as his scripture text Judges 2:6-19, Ellis focused on the phenomenon of “A Jaded and Disconnected Generation,” described in verse 10 as […]

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